American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A vacuum bottle used to keep beverages hot or cold.
- n. a vacuum flask or bottle which can keep liquids at a desired temperature.
- n. vacuum flask that preserves temperature of hot or cold drinks
- From Thermos, a trademarked name, from Ancient Greek θερμός (thermos, "warm") (Wiktionary)
- Originally a trademark. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The lid of the thermos is an isolated seal, the normal jar comes with a screwtop.”
“For a minimalist this guy seems to really like having every color tank top available, even coffee. but maybe that is an actual coffee tank, aka thermos? not to mention his veritible calvelcade of neckways tank, V, crew. also, I like the way he qualifies his wallet as a minimalist wallet. is a wallet really such a big extravagance?”
“If you are working through lunch, Pimm's in your thermos is a guerrilla tactic for sneaking summer into the office - or homemade lemonade for the responsible.”
“In 1898 the Scottish scientist James Dewar (1842-1923), also remembered for his invention of the vacuum flask known as the thermos with its valuable heat-preserving properties, beat him in the race to liquefy hydrogen.”
“My thermos is a red Donald Duck I've had for years.”
“A gas canister and a kettle so you can make a hot brew, plus a thermos will be your best friends up there.”
“The thermos is a brand new one I won in a random drawing at the last "let's all be friends and work together in an annoyingly close way" workshop we had at the library.”
“I guess people will do anything for a free cocktail or a free Y-3 thermos which is what they were giving out as thank you gifts.”
“Avail yourself of the opportunity to repeatedly touch anything "clickable," such as thermos lids or elevator buttons.”
“On his desk he kept a thermos of hot espresso that he brought fresh from home daily.”
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